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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Some further gold from Reg Sanders - it's only the instructions for how to work OU Con!



Write that down in your copybook now.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Love it, almost feels like a dream job despite how complicated it seems.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I have a feeling it's made more complicated by writing it out in detail, it's just a case of being methodical and keeping your wits about you.

Interesting that one of the jobs is to call the "Number 2 standby announcer", presumably to stand them down and let them go back to bed, with a number 1 standby actually turning up at TVC?

I wonder if that was just for the early shift, apparently on one occasion Andi Peters had to do the junction into the Six when the scheduled announcer didn't show up to take over.
Write that down in your copybook now.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Mentioning switching the OU suite to TCF before starting programming means this must post-date when they used to use the OU test signal (the black screen with "OU" in one of more corners) as seen here:

BU
buster London London
Some further gold from Reg Sanders - it's only the instructions for how to work OU Con!





A really fascinating post. This has probably been mentioned before but what the reason for OU broadcasts being self-op? I'm guessing cost but in that day and age I'd have thought the unions might have objected, so presumably it was agreed OU would be an exception?

Presumably this all ended around 1995 when the control rooms moved?
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
But wasn't it a case that the OU were 'gifted' the airtime of BBC One/Two?
So, you'd guess self-op was all down to cost.
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The Schools programme sequences were self-op too, with the Announcer running everything from the NC1/2 Continuity (albeit with programmes played in from VT) so possibly an extension of the logic behind that?
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IS
Inspector Sands
On the 67th anniversary of BBC weather, here's the world of 1980s magnetic weather symbols


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benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Interesting clip from Open Air regarding Ceefax Smile



"They don't want your name, just your number"
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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
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